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Warford positioned to go early on NFL Draft's second day

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Larry Warford is projected to become the first UK offensive lineman selected in the NFL Draft since 1993. (Chet White, UK Athletics) Larry Warford is projected to become the first UK offensive lineman selected in the NFL Draft since 1993. (Chet White, UK Athletics)
Typically, NFL teams wait until later in the draft to go after offensive guards. As Larry Warford said earlier this week, tackle has always been the "glamor" position on the offensive line.

This year, however, is different.

Thanks to one of the strongest classes at the position in recent history, four guards were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft of Thursday night. And as a result, Warford is the top guard prospect left on most draft boards.

In fact, Athlon has him as the top prospect left regardless of position:

1. Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
There are very few sure-things in any NFL Draft much less after the first 32 picks. Warford is a plug-and-play stud at guard who isn't far behind both first-round studs Chance Warmack (TEN) and Jonathan Cooper (ARI). He was widely considered by opposing coaches as clearly the best player on a team with little to no support. And he still produced at an All-SEC level despite the struggle of his team. He is productive, powerful, game-ready and a steal in Round 2.

The draft will resume at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday (ESPN and NFL Network) and Warford could have his video-game playing interrupted early in the evening.

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